Oct 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
on the phone to try to figure out how to download this thing. >>> and fully charged. david blaine is at it again, the man who's been buried alive and encased in ice is now playing with electricity. our reporter actually got close enough to talk to him. >> are you okay? >>> we're all looking at that david blaine video for the first time. there has to be an easier way to make a living. >> i don't know. this guy just gets bored too easily, i think. >> we were driving by him on the highway, my wife and i, in a taxi, and her question was, how does he go to the bathroom if he's up there for 72 hours? >> we have an answer so you want to stay tuned. everyone loves him in new york and across the country. >>> also this morning, the unsolved mystery in colorado, the massive search for a 10-year-old who vanished on her way to school, and police are now contending with a lack of clues, cold weather and the ticking clock. >>> it's 30 days until the election day, and the obama campaign has just released a staggering fund raising number. george stephanopoulos is here to talk about who has more mo
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. hollywood fantasy made real. no wonder we're all transfixed. harry houdini, evel knievel, david blaine, showmen all, but what separates daredevils from mere stunt men may be the backdrop. the tightrope walker perched over niagara falls is as compelling in 2012 as it was in 1876 or a man-made wonder, a bridge or a building or a pair of buildings. philippe petit, the "man on a wire," whose flight of fancy is all the more poignant because that wonder is gone. like petit, felix baumgartner spent years planning this jump just as others are now planning what may be the next great frontier, a journey to the center of the earth, jules verne for real to study the origins of life. less than a century ago, pilots were daredevils. >> lindbergh and "the spirit of st. louis." >> reporter: charles lind berg and amelia earhart pushing boundaries that now we take for granted. without neal armstrong, there'd be no felix baumgartner. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> reporter: of course, baumgartner's giant leap didn't defy gravity. he submitted to gravity all the way down.